Central Oklahoma's Halloween Happenings
Central Oklahoma Frontier Country Full Halloween Happenings
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – Located at the crossroads of I-35, I-40 and I-44 the 12 central counties of Oklahoma, known as Frontier Country, offer an abundance of events, attractions and destinations to entertain the whole family this Halloween.
Festivals and Events
Experience Frontier City’s FrightFest for festivities for all ages. Open on weekends through Oct. 31, FrightFest features the kid-friendly Booville including the Trick-or-Treat Trail, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, story telling, face painting and more. For the brave at heart, stop by the new Nightmare haunted house.
Yukon hosts their 15th annual Spooksville Halloween event Oct. 23 at the Yukon Community Center. Beginning at 2 p.m. take part in the Mutt Masquerade or kids costume contests. From 3 to 6 p.m. enjoy the Spook House and a carnival featuring games, crafts treats and more. Admission is $3 per child.
The Boo on Bell Fall Family Festival is Shawnee’s second largest event and will take place Oct. 23 in historic downtown Shawnee. Throughout the day, families can enjoy a variety of free activities on Bell Street including a car show, live music, costume contests, carnival games, hayrides, parade, ghost tours, trick-or-treating and more.
Oct. 23-31 children and their parents are invited to walk through the Storybook Forest from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night at Arcadia Lake’s Spring Creek Park to collect candy from storybook characters and see storybook scenes. Also available are games, a hayride and stories around a campfire. Hot dogs and marshmallows will be on sale for roasting.
Oklahoma City Zoo hosts its annual Haunt the Zoo for Halloween Oct. 26-31. Haunt the Zoo, one of Oklahoma’s largest Halloween celebration, offers six nights of family-friendly trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo grounds from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly. Admission is $6 per child in advance and $7 at the door.
Haunt the Harn at the Harn Homestead &1889ers Museum Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to trick-or-treat at each of the historic buildings on the Homestead grounds and participate in games and crafts. Also take a hayride or roast marshmallows around a campfire. Admission per child is $3 in advance, $5 at the door.
Join El Reno Main Street as they host their annual Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 30 in downtown El Reno. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and include trick-or-treating at downtown businesses, parade and costume contest at Centre Theatre.
The City of Moore hosts its Haunt Old Town Oct. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. with trick-or-treating, hayrides, inflatables, food vendors and live entertainment. Moore will also have its 28th Annual Halloween Festival at the Moore Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30. All ages can enjoy games, costume contest, clowns, candy and a haunted room.
Lyric Theatre’s popular The Rocky Horror Show runs through 31 at Lyric at the Plaza in Oklahoma City. Show times are Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. and midnight.
Pumpkin Patches/Corn Mazes
Located near Marshall in the northwest corner of Central Oklahoma Frontier Country, Daze in a Maze provides fall family fun through Thanksgiving weekend with a six-acre hay bale maze, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, picnic and play areas along with a number of corn mazes. Daze in a Maze is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays and also weekdays by appointment.
The Mikles Family Farm in Shawnee offers plenty of activities for an entire day at the farm. The five-acre corn maze of thick, tall stalks features more than two miles of walking trails to trek through in daylight or dark. Other activities include an old-fashioned hayride, farm animals, campfire, pumpkin patch and the Corn Stalker Haunted Maze at night. The Mikles Family Farm is open weekends through Nov. 13.
In Oklahoma City near Moore, Orr Family Farm has a variety of fall activities to entertain the family including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, train rides, fishing pond, pony rides and more. The Orr Family Farm corn maze is open through Oct. 30.
Chickasha’s Reding Farm offers The Maize, Oklahoma’s largest corn maze covering 35 acres. Open September through October, Reding Farm is complete with hayrides, pumpkin patch, train rides, campfire and a large sand box. At night, experience the Haunted Maize: Harvest of Fear open through Oct. 30.
Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501-c6 organization, promotes the economic growth of the tourism industry in the 12 central counties of Oklahoma. For more information about Central Oklahoma Frontier Country or to request literature and coupons, visit oktourism.com or call (800) 386-6552.
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(Performance at Frontier City’s FrightFest)